New Boules Piste
After months of planning, meetings, problem solving and trouble shooting it was a huge relief to know that work on the new terrains started on 18th May.
With large plant on site and fair weather the topsoil was quickly removed and excavation started: revealing fine sand. This was an unexpected bonus which meant that the ground was easy to work and the finished terrains should drain very effectively.
At the time of writing the drains are being installed and the base layer of stones will be next. The contractors expect most of the work to be completed by the end of the first week in June, leaving just the access paths, turfing and re-seeding to be done. All well ahead of schedule.
All club members and visitors are welcome to come and view the progress as the terrain takes shape. The development of the piste has been partially funded through a grant from Sports England and pledges being received from several club members and it is planned that the initial opening ceremony will also be accompanied by an open competition, followed later in the year by the doubles competition from the Thursday League.
We are all looking forward to the opening celebrations on 18th July. A separate posting of the celebration plans will be added at a later date and will have a listing of all the boule activities during the week.